People who are born in Nova Scotia, identify as Black and have Black lineage in Nova Scotia are very proud of their roots. Being Scotian is not taken lightly, but what happens when people from outside of Nova Scotia want to enter the African Nova Scotian community?
Host, Jayde Symone, opens the show with some self-reflection and music that reminds her of her time being an outsider in another community. She is joined by two “from aways”, journalist Sarah Poko who was born in Nigeria and has spent the last two years living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She shares her experience struggling to find appropriate haircare products locally. Also joining the conversation is Toronto born son of two African Nova Scotian parents, Izreal Jones. He shares how even while living in another province he was able to stay connected to his Scotian heritage.